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A Micro-History of Victorian Liberal Parenting

John Morley's "Discreet Indifference"

Authors: Morrison, Kevin A.

  • Explores the theory and practice of Victorian liberal parenting by focusing on the life and writings of John Morley
  • Offers a major reassessment of some key literary and political works of the period
  • Addresses the interaction between parent and child as an essential component of Victorian liberalism
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This book explores the theory and practice of Victorian liberal parenting by focusing on the life and writings of John Morley, one of Britain’s premier intellectuals and politicians. Reading Morley’s published works—much of which explicitly or implicitly addresses this relationship—with and against other writings of the period, and in the context of formative circumstances in his own life, it explores how living one’s life as a liberal extended to parenting. Although Victorian liberalism is currently undergoing reappraisal by scholars in the disciplines of literature and history, only a handful of studies have addressed its implications for intimate personal relations. None have considered the relationship of parent and child. Four of the chapters document how John Morley was parented and how he defined himself as a parent, based on newly available archival materials. Two other chapters analyze his many writings on or concerned with parenting and parenthood. 

About the authors

Kevin A. Morrison is Assistant Professor of English at Syracuse University, USA. He is the author of Victorian Liberalism and Material Culture: Synergies of Thought and Place (2018) and editor of five books, including the forthcoming Walter Besant: The Business of Literature and the Pleasures of Reform.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Morrison, Kevin A.

  • At Variance: Father and Son

    Pages 17-31

    Morrison, Kevin A.

  • From “Unremitting Attention” to “Discreet Indifference”

    Pages 33-47

    Morrison, Kevin A.

  • Theory and Practice I, 1870–1883

    Pages 49-67

    Morrison, Kevin A.

  • Historical and Political Writings

    Pages 69-84

    Morrison, Kevin A.

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72811-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 53,49 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72810-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 53,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89213-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Micro-History of Victorian Liberal Parenting
Book Subtitle
John Morley's "Discreet Indifference"
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72811-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72811-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72810-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89213-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 118
Topics